Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available on NHS from January Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available

People with severe epilepsy will be able to access a cannabis-based medicine on the NHS from early next year after it was fast-tracked for use


‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

Fewer males using tobacco products means fewer people will suffer the avoidable pain and death that they cause


How an economist helped thousands get a new kidney How an economist helped thousands get a new kidney

If you have needed a kidney transplant in the last few years your chance of getting one has improved dramatically because of an economist called Alvin Roth


Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

The observational study did not identify exactly why chili peppers are so beneficial


Drug that prevents half of breast cancers carries on working Drug that prevents half of breast cancers carries on working

A drug that halves a woman's risk of breast cancer continues to work long after they stop taking it, say researchers


Certain type of menopause hormones can pose risk of breast cancer Certain type of menopause hormones can pose risk of breast cancer

Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer


Stroke: Too much sleep may raise risk by 23pc

Stroke: Too much sleep may raise risk by 23pc

More research is needed to understand how taking long naps and sleeping longer hours at night may be tied to an increased risk of stroke


Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: report

Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: report

This “double burden of malnutrition”, or DBM, affects more than a third of some 130 countries classed as low-and middle-income, the report in the medical journal says


Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a ‘public health emergency’

Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a ‘public health emergency’

The air pollution events resulting from bushfires will become more and more frequent and are a result of climate change


Physical exercise can trigger migraine attacks in women

Physical exercise can trigger migraine attacks in women

One-point increase in the anxiety sensitivity scale result in up to 5 per cent increase in the odds for avoiding PA


FDA testing levels of carcinogen in diabetes drug Metformin Carcinogen found in diabetes drug Metformin

Metformin is a prescription drug used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes


56 new aids patients detected in Khulna division in a year 56 new aids patients detected in Khulna division in a year

The first HIV patient was detected in Bangladesh in 1989, and since then the number has been on the rise


Multisectoral approach needed for achieving UHC: Health Minister 'Multisectoral approach needed for achieving UHC'

Health Minister Zahid Maleque underscored the need for a multisectoral approach for achieving the Universal Health Coverage


Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe

When Clara Massons  was in labor  with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons' belly


Exercise can help manage body weight

Exercise can help manage body weight

Regular physical activity and exercise not only reduce the risks of a heart attack but also help manage body weight too


Death has become overly medicalized over the last century Death has become overly medicalized over the last century

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals


Purpose and meaning in life crucial for health

Purpose and meaning in life crucial for health

According to researchers, many think about the meaning and purpose in life from a philosophical perspective, but meaning in life is associated with better health, wellness and, perhaps, longevity


More awareness needed to prevent HIV infection More awareness needed to prevent HIV infection

After a thorough thought, Shanu, who is hailed from Anwara upazila of Chattogram district, found that she was infected


'Physical illness ups suicide risk in men'

'Physical illness ups suicide risk in men'

Suicide is incredibly challenging to predict, because every suicide death is the result of multiple interacting risk factors in one's life


Germany on alert as swine fever nears border Germany on alert as swine fever nears border

The virus is not harmful to human health but can cause deadly bleeding in domestic pigs and boars


165,000 people affected with HIV/Aids in Pakistan 165,000 people affected with HIV/Aids in Pakistan

As many as 6,426 people contracted the disease after administering drugs from contagious syringes


ADB partners with Bangladesh to support health care PPP ADB partners with Bangladesh to support health care PPP

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding


Brain region smaller in women taking oral contraceptives

Brain region smaller in women taking oral contraceptives

There is a lack of research on the effects of oral contraceptives on this small but essential part of the living human brain


Ice baths not helpful for building muscle

Ice baths not helpful for building muscle

Ice baths, also known as cold-water immersion, are still touted as a popular strategy for both acute recovery


UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

A patient has been diagnosed with the rare viral infection monkeypox in the south west of England


Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

Japanese scientists will begin the country's first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month, they said Friday


Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Researchers have developed a once-a-month oral contraceptive pill that they say would offer women more choice and control over their fertility


Measles deaths 'staggering and tragic' Measles deaths 'staggering and tragic'

More than 140,000 people died from measles last year as the number of cases around the world surged once again


Babies born on floor as Zimbabwe’s health system totters

Babies born on floor as Zimbabwe’s health system totters

“There is no public health in Zimbabwe at the moment; everything has come to a standstill,” 


Measles kills 140,000 in 2018, mostly children under 5: WHO

Measles kills 140,000 in 2018, mostly children under 5: WHO

Though measles is preventable by vaccines, vaccination rates globally have stagnated for almost a decade


UN says online anti-vaxxers fuelling Samoa measles deaths UN says online anti-vaxxers fuelling Samoa measles deaths

Immunisation rates in Samoa dropped to just over 30 percent before the outbreak, well below accepted best practice of around 90 percent, making the island nation extremely vulnerable to infection


Vaping linked to rare lung disease: study

Vaping linked to rare lung disease: study

Electronic cigarettes are sold as safer alternatives to traditional tobacco products and as aids to stop smoking


Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well' Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well'

Dr Berkley said: "This vaccine is a game-changer in the battle against typhoid, it also couldn't have arrived at a better time


Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Immunisation is compulsory under a state of emergency imposed last month and officials asked unvaccinated families to identify themselves


 ‘Role of LGIs vital for development of disabled people’ ‘Role of LGIs vital for development of disabled people’

Officials at a discussion have said the local government institutions (LGIs) should play a vital role for development


WHO warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise

WHO warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise

Another 18 infants are critically ill in hospital and the crisis shows no sign of slowing, with 153 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 3,881 in a population of 200,000


Health experts for preventing adolescent pregnancy Health experts for preventing adolescent pregnancy

Health experts at an advocacy meeting  stressed on preventing adolescent pregnancy to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths


Get some sun for strong bones

Get some sun for strong bones

Vitamin D is also essentially a hormone with its action directly at the level, of the nucleus of each and every cell in the body


Over 100 HIV positive mothers give birth to healthy babies in the country Over 100 HIV positive mothers give birth to healthy babies

Bangladesh has achieved more than 98 percent success in giving birth to safe baby by the HIV positive mothers while the global success rate is around 72 percent to 78 percent

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